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Re-Load

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Metallica, Re-Load

Re-Load

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Elektra
genre:
Metal

We gave it a B

Just 16 months after their last effort, the boys are back in frown, gnarling their way through bristly thrashers and slithery ballads recorded during and after the Load sessions. Re-Load continues their journey into stripped-down maturity while toying with fresh melodic textures (hurdy-gurdy on ?Low Man?s Lyric?). It also forsakes some of the punchy hooks and gut-clenching heft that elevated recent Metallica CDs. Still, consider yourself rocked. B

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